Guadalupe River Fly Fishing
The MOST popular fly fishing river in Texas.
Sunday 16 April 2017 05:26 GMT
Near Austin and San Antonio, the Guadalupe River is a fly fishing paradise. The river is draped with spanish moss hanging from cypress trees. There are long stretches through gorges with 1,000 foot walls.
There are two sections for fly fishing the Guadalupe River: the Upper and the Lower. The lower section is a tail-water stretch below the Canyon Lake dam west of Gruene. In this section, you can expect to find rainbow trout and brown trout between six to eighteen inches. On the upper section above Canyon Lake, you can expect to find smallmouth bass, Guadalupe largemouth bass, white bass and perch. The Midge hatch is pretty much all year round, as is the Caddis hatch (except January and February).
Both the State of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Guadalupe River Chapter of Trout Unlimited stock trout on the Guadalupe River each year, and the trout even survive during the hot summers.
While the best fly fishing on the Guadalupe River is below the dam, most access points are on private property and require an access fee.
Overall, Guadalupe River is the 1st most popular fly fishing river of all 8 fly fishing spots in Texas.